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Bug 78746 - Is the checkbox Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Print, Printer Warnings, Transparency redundant?
Summary: Is the checkbox Tools->Options->LibreOffice->Print, Printer Warnings, Transpa...
Status: RESOLVED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
3.5.7.2 release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: medium minor
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Blocks: Options-Dialog
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Reported: 2014-05-15 14:32 UTC by ulkitz
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Screenshot of the Options dialog (79.41 KB, image/png)
2014-05-15 14:32 UTC, ulkitz
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Test document, containing a transparent image (26.57 KB, application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation)
2014-05-15 14:35 UTC, ulkitz
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Description ulkitz 2014-05-15 14:32:20 UTC
Created attachment 99094 [details]
Screenshot of the Options dialog

What's the meaning of the checkbox (Warn about) "Transparency" in the Options dialog (see attached screenshot)? 

With OpenOffice 3.2.1, for example, when checked you got a warning "Your document contains transparent objects. This may lead to longer printing times on certain printers. Should the aspect of transperency be reduced?" when printing a document with transparend objects (and no such warning if unchecked). 
In LO, you get no warning no matter if this checkbox is checked or unchecked. Furthermore, I can't find a corresponding text/dialog, and I can't find any evaluation of the checkbox. (The only calls to IsTransparency and SetTransparency are - as far as I can see - to set the checkboxes state correctly when the dialog is initialized.)

So if there really is no use of this setting, wouldn't it be better to remove the checkbox, in order not to confuse the users?
Comment 1 ulkitz 2014-05-15 14:35:53 UTC
Created attachment 99095 [details]
Test document, containing a transparent image
Comment 2 Joel Madero 2014-05-16 02:15:43 UTC
Updating version to PreBibisect - confirmed this behavior is really really old.

Asking for devs input.
Options:
(1) Remove the transparency option from dialog.
(2) Submit as a bug that it's currently just broken
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2014-12-24 03:03:32 UTC
Component is ux-advise, so setting Status -> NEW.
Comment 4 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-10 10:13:28 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2016-08-25 04:44:55 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 6 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-14 15:49:35 UTC
[This is an automatic message]

Changing version to 3.5.7.2 in order to get rid of 'preBibisect' version as 3.5.7.2 looks to be the last version not covered by bibisect-43all.
Comment 7 Xisco Faulí 2016-09-19 15:29:51 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 8 Heiko Tietze 2017-12-12 10:36:50 UTC
The control is connected to a function [1] like 'Paper size'. It likely checks whether the printer is able to deal with transparency or not, at least I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work. So we better keep it, although it's not clear how to invoke the message.

[1] IsTransparency() in https://opengrok.libreoffice.org/xref/core/unotools/source/config/printwarningoptions.cxx